Travel and Tourism Courses

Galileo is the world's most widely used computerised reservation system (GDS). It is used by travel agents and airlines worldwide to make instant -reservations for flights, car hire and hotels. This part-time proficiency course is held 1 evening per week for 12 weeks and leads to a GDS qualification, which is essential for those who want to work in the airline industry. The course is held on Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm for 12 weeks.

  • About the Course

    The course uses a computer based learning package. Your tutor will introduce you to Galileo and what can be done with it. You will then be able to work at your own speed. This programme uses real examples from airlines and airports around the world and consists of introductions to a subject, exercises and mini tests.

    You will use learning materials, both on-line and hard copy. Tutors are present throughout each session to provide help when required and to ensure that you progress satisfactorily. Your tutors have experience in the field of travel. If something new appears on your screen they will use real examples to explain how and why the system works. The review sessions on the screen allow you to see just how well you are doing.

  • Additional Costs

    Additional Fees

  • Entry Requirements
    There are no formal entry requirements although keyboarding skills would be an advantage. Ideally you should have done the Airfares & Ticketing level 1 course.

    If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Progression

    Employment with a travel agent or an airline.

  • Assessment Method

    On satisfactory completion of a written exam you will be awarded a college certificate.

Course Info

Courses for Adults 19+

Course Fee £500.00

Part Time

Level 3

Location Isleworth

Start Date 19/04/2021

Galileo Certificate


Dilip Desai
Lecturer in Professional Travel Qualifications

“Working in the Aviation and Tourism industry is super exciting. I worked at London Heathrow as a Flight Dispatch Officer. I love sharing my experiences and watching my students develop their skills.”

Dilip Desai
West Thames College

One of the top 3 Colleges in London *

* Based on overall performance for students aged 16-18 across all levels in 2018-19

We're still accepting applications!

Apply Now for Courses Starting in 2021

Take a look at our range of Courses and Apply Now.
We also have a range of February-April start courses!

Haven't visited us yet? Register for one of our Open Days and explore our campus using our Virtual Tour.
Also, take a look at our West Thames College Nursery for your childcare needs.

Aged 18-25 and unemployed? See if our Youth Hub is right for you!


Apply Now

Select a course you've previously looked at or search for a new one, confirm the details and start your application.

Know what you're looking for?

Or pick from your previously viewed courses